Software Engineer - Backend

Remote - Canada Product Engineering Full-time
Cision employs the brightest, most passionate people in the tech industry. We’d love for you to join our growing team! We invest in our people through training and professional development while supporting you along the way—all so you can meet your career goals. To us, the most important measure of our success is yours.

This role is responsible for the design, development, testing, deployment, maintenance, and support of commercial software, ensuring it meets all business and client requirements.


  • Contributes to team efforts to produce high quality software inclusive of requirements analysis, system design, implementation, testing, deployment and support.
  • Analyzes large, complex data ingestion and enrichment pipelines to determine performance bottlenecks, missing functionality, and bugs.
  • Adheres to established protocols, procedures, and best practices to ensure quality of code. 
  • Writes clear technical documentation and comments in code for other developers.
  • Writes unit tests and automated test scripts.
  • Participates in team meetings and encourages an open, collaborative team dynamic.
  • Communicates with team and management about deadlines, roadblocks, and status.
  • Keeps up to date on relevant technologies, methodologies, and tools.


  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in Computer Science, Programming, or similar field.
  • Minimum two years of professional experience developing commercial software.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong aptitude for writing well designed, testable and efficient code.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in object-oriented analysis and design.
  • Experience working with multiple languages and platforms.
  • Experience with QA & Testing, including unit tests, TDD methods, and automated testing.
  • Experience with continuous integration and build automation.
  • Working knowledge of Agile/Scrum methodology, tools, and techniques.  
  • Understanding of modern software architecture and methodologies.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment: learn rapidly and master diverse technologies and techniques.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive professional experience with Java.
  • Professional experience with high-throughput data ingestion queuing/streaming (Rabbit, Kafka, Kinesis, etc.)
  • Familiar with Python, Groovy/Grails, Kubernetes, Docker, and Jenkins or similar build automation system.
  • Familiar with AWS, Elasticsearch, and one or more relational databases (MySQL, Postgres, SQL Server).
  • Knowledge of service-oriented architecture, big data systems, and distributed computing.
  • Some knowledge of JavaScript, and one or more JS frameworks (Angular, React, Node).
  • Comfortable in both Windows and Unix/Linux operating systems.
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